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Retail as we know it is changing forever. Regional Malls may be a thing of the past, given the success of on line shopping. What are landlords to do with this already improved million square foot facility? Now is the time for adaptive reuse. One such way to redeploy department store space is described in…

commercial land

This week marks the end of an era: this Friday, I am selling a tract of commercial land for a lifelong client. A 3.4 acre tract north of the Airport. In a market that is short on available land, you would imagine selling this would be easy. However, it has not been easy. For a…

exporting goods

Most people would agree and acknowledge the main product we export from the Tampa Bay area is tourism. However, the unspecified, frequently anonymous industrial and manufacturing businesses in our area exports a wide variety of products throughout the state, country and the world. I attended a business gathering last evening and met an engineer and…

I wanted to take a moment to share a story about why selling a particular tract of land in Tampa was so meaningful. Not all sales or leases impact a buyer/seller or tenant the way the sale of a 6 acre tract in East Tampa effected Mr. and Mrs. Carter. One of my clients referred…

commercial real estate Tampa

As an industrial specialist for years, it’s really great to see that warehouses are now the darling of the investment world. This sea change in investment strategy was born out of the online retail shopping boom, fostered in large part by Amazon.com. Investors were quick to notice that in-store shopping for nearly all items— clothing,…

“One of the most important days of my life, was when I learned to ride a bicycle.” -Michael Palin This year marks my 40th anniversary of my graduating from high school. While I am not attending the reunion due to scheduling conflicts, I am participating in rekindling memories with childhood friends. I, along with hundreds…

transportation

I have often pondered the ways to improve transportation in our community. Many options have been offered up: a ferry from Apollo Beach to MacDill AFB to alleviate the commute from that bedroom community for thousands per day. A high speed line to Orlando to alleviate congestion on I-4, not to mention making that interstate…

Tampa Bay Community

As you know, the Tampa Bay Community is fast becoming one of the darlings in the country. Tampa is now showing up in the top 5 US Metro areas for job growth. New construction abounds, residents are moving into the state and the region at near record levels, and there is a vibe in the…

Tampa

Have you ever biked in Tampa? I am in training for a 300 mile bike ride from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, D.C. in September. The official name of the ride is the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Tour. Several of our friends who completed the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim hike came up with…

commercial real estate

The commercial real estate industry is booming, and Tampa is one of the places on fire. The last two years have been robust for the construction of new warehouse facilities and for absorption within these new buildings. On a national basis, 2017 may prove to be the strongest year for industrial deliveries in the last…

new shoes

In prior writings, I shared some articles about commercial real estate, particularly retail space being repurposed for other uses, as the retail arena is changing before our eyes. On line shopping has yet to eclipse brick and mortar stores in terms of sales although the online sales percentage as a total of retail sales has…

30 years in commercial real estate

When people ask me how long I have been a broker in commercial real estate, I say about 30 years. I also add, “And I am starting to get good at it!” After 30 years “I know a thing or two because I have seen a thing or two.” And while that statement is true,…

Shipt

I hate going to the grocery store. Well, to be fair, I hate going to run of the mill grocery stores. I like going to the stores that have unusual fruits, vegetables and packaged items to try. I love a really well stocked appetizing counter and unique prepared food options. Truly, I really don’t love…

Nordstrom

I can remember the day that Nordstrom opened at International Mall, in September, 2001. It was a nasty, stormy day and my girls and I braved the weather to explore the new store. It goes without saying that we found lots of merchandise to get excited about, and enjoyed the high level of service. We…

Tampa

I just returned from a beer- drinking fest in Asheville, NC. A group of 6 of us, all returning to Asheville for at least the second time, dropped in on a dozen breweries and sampled their fare. The thing about Asheville is that there is no “recipe” for a brewery. Each locale presented itself on…

  
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